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paper cartridges

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Don357, Jun 12, 2013.

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  1. Don357

    Don357 Member

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    I have a CVA .54cal Mountain Rifle and am considering making up some paper cartridges for use during hunting season. I know there are plastic "speed loaders" available, but they are rather hard to find, and I sort of wanted to stay with a traditional loading style, seeing as I have a traditional rifle. What would be the best, most readily available paper and lubricant to use.
     
  2. Noz

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    A far better solution is to go by your local pharmacy and purchased a few pill bottles that will hold a ball, patch , and a powder charge. Or put the patch and ball in a homade loading block and buy a smaller pill bottle to hold just powder.
     
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    Like NOZ said... or research "candle cartridges". I made these during the 70s for my Hawken and pistol. These are basically "speed loader" rounds for ml. I used materials used in the early 1800s: brass tubes for molding beeswax (NOT paraffin)/shot/ball projectiles and brass tubes with wooden plugged ends to hold individual rounds of shot and powder. It made for quick reloading on the line.
     
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    There used to use hollowed out wood tubes and bamboo to hold a measure of powder and sometimes a ball.
     
  5. raa-7

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    You tube has some good videos on that.I was looking at a video on how to roll yer own .44 paper cartridges that I'm going to try here when I get some time.Some good step by step videos that even I could understand :p
     
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